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arts and crafts

the handcrafting and decoration of especially utilitarian objects.
Origin of arts and crafts
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Many such verbs are in the vocabularies of the arts and crafts.
  • People put on street theater performances and organize arts and crafts projects.
  • Other households emphasize sports, or arts and crafts.
  • Festival activities include arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors, a children's area and great entertainers.
  • Nine statuesque mansions evoke colonial past with traditional arts and crafts.
  • These resorts offer children's programs that include age-appropriate outdoor activities, arts and crafts, sports and games.
  • Local recreational activities include canoe float trips, numerous golf courses and local arts and crafts festivals.
  • Small towns offer pioneering history, arts and crafts.
  • Guests can purchase handmade arts and crafts, camp along the creek or listen to fireside jam sessions.
  • Other activities include kids' arts and crafts, demonstrations by local craftspeople and dance performances.
British Dictionary definitions for arts and crafts

Arts and Crafts

plural noun
decorative handicraft and design, esp that of the Arts and Crafts movement, in late nineteenth-century Britain, which sought to revive medieval craftsmanship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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